John Colicos

John Colicos (December 10, 1928 – March 6, 2000) was a Greek-Canadian actor. He was a distinguished stage actor in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. He is mentioned in The Kenneth Williams Diaries, where the acerbic British actor/comedian mentions how impressed he was by the performance of the young understudy who took over a stage performance as King Lear, when the aging, alcoholic star who was supposed to play the role was unable to perform. (Colicos is identified in the index, not in Williams' actual diary entry). In 1957 he appeared in Mary Stuart at the Phoenix Theatre in New York City and in 1963 he appeared in Troilus and Cressida at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. His other New York theatre credits are King Lear (1956), The Devils (1965–1966), Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1966) and Soldiers (1968). He appeared as Monks in an early television DuPont Show of the Month, in 1959. He also gave a memorable performance as the unscrupulous Thomas Cromwell in the 1969 film version of Anne of the Thousand Days. He also appeared as the governor of Umakran in the episode "The Goddess Calabra" from the 1973 TV show The Starlost.


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